Carte Blanche Alice Diop – Reformuler Irreversible Entanglements

[Highlights / Meetings]

The American jazz collective, whose members include Moor Mother, are stopping off in Paris for the Carte Blanche Alice Diop as part of their Protect Your Light European tour.

Irreversible Entanglements is a free jazz collective with members based in Philadelphia, New York and Washington DC, who are poet and MC Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother), saxophonist Keir Neuringer, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, bassist Luke Steward and drummer Tcheser Holmes. They released their self-titled debut album in 2017 and have toured the world, collaborating with renowned artists. Their latest album, Protect Your Light was released in 2023 on the Impulse label.
Camae Ayewa, known as Moor Mother, is a songwriter, vocalist, poet, and educator at the University of Southern California. After her debut album Fetish Bones in 2016, she collaborated with free jazz groups such as Irreversible Entanglements - with whom she performs during this carte blanche - and Art Ensemble of Chicago, and recorded with billy woods, Mental Jewelry and YATTA. Her second album Jazz Codes (2023) explores jazz, blues and hip-hop, moving away from a noisy sound towards a more melodic musicality. Camae Ayewa is an advocate of Black Quantum Futurism, using art, music and performance to revisit reality from a black perspective.